Kirkland Sr., Russell

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By The Staff

Russell Eugene Kirkland Sr., 58, of Quincy, died Feb. 24, 2009 in Tallahassee. 

Funeral services were held March 4 at Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Quincy with burial following in the church cemetery. 

Kirkland was educated in the public schools of Gadsden County.  He furthered his education by attending Stillman College.  He received a degree in sociology and pursued his profession as a social worker at the Florida State Hospital.  He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.  

Kirkland was married to Lola Johnson Kirkland, who preceeded him in death.   

Survivors include his parents, Jason and Sarah Kirkland of Quincy; daughters, Naketah and Renarda Kirkland of Quincy; son, Russell Kirkland Jr. (Essence); sisters, Cynthia Henry and Eugenia Combs, both of Quincy; brother, Ossie Henry Jr. of Tallahassee; in-laws, Dorothy J. Woodyard and Maurice Dixon, both of Mobile, Ala.; and four grandsons.